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Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti as Kumbh Mela opens

India: The kumbh mela is held every six years, while the maha kumbh takes place every 12 years.

 

Andhra, Telangana celebrate Sankranti

India: Sankranti is a major festival, which highlights the rich telugu culture.

 

Thousands of devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti

India: The kumbh mela is held every six years, while the maha kumbh takes place every 12 years.

 

Over 90 lakh take holy dip in Sangam on 'Makar Sankranti'

India: After the holy dip, people offered alms to the destitute and poor, and prayed to the sun god.

 

Prime minister greets nation on Lohri, Sankranti

India: Lohri is a winter solstice festival celebrated in many parts of north india.

 

Over 40 lakh take dip at Sangam on Makar Sankranti

India: The bathing also kick-started the month-long magh mela.

 

Hyderabad near deserted as lakhs head home for Sankranti

India: Every year, an estimated two million people from hyderabad and its surroundings visit their hometowns for sankranti.